The Tax Man Cometh  – The New Tax Cut and Jobs Act Creates More Questions and Provides Few Answers for Employers

By Tracy Armstrong |   Feb. 16, 2018

If an employer finds itself in the unenviable position of being a defendant in a demand letter or complaint, often the decision is made to try and resolve the matter. The new tax act will have a significant impact on that decision. Specifically, IRS code section 162(q)  provides:

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COBRA: Not Always A Snake In The Grass For Employers

By Stephanie D. Gironda |   Feb. 7, 2018

COBRA stands for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985.   It is a federal law requiring employers to allow employees (and their covered dependents) who leave their employment, to remain on the employer health plan for a limited time.  COBRA generally provides continuation of health insurance for eighteen (18) months, but in some circumstances benefits can last up to thirty-six (36) months.  COBRA rules apply to employers with twenty (20) or more employees who offer healthcare benefits to their employees.  Once an employee elects the extended healthcare coverage, an employer is not required to pay the cost of COBRA premiums.

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The New Year Brings Paid Family Leave to New York

By Ashley Morin |   Jan. 29, 2018

On January 1, 2018, New York’s Paid Family Leave Act became effective, requiring employers to obtain paid family leave insurance for their employees. Paid family leave insurance coverage can typically be added to an employer’s existing disability insurance policy. Employers may deduct the premium cost for the paid family leave insurance policy through a payroll deduction or may opt to cover the costs themselves.

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EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE: Amendment to New Jersey’s Ban the Box Law Clarifies Its Reach

By Ashley Morin |   Jan. 12, 2018

Last year, we provided you with summary of the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act (the “Act”), which bans certain inquiries into an employment applicant’s criminal history during the initial employment application process. The full post can be found at

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Workplace Bullying: What’s An HR Representative To Do?

By Stephanie D. Gironda |   Nov. 16, 2017

Is there a “bully” at your workplace?  Do you get frequent complaints about this employee’s behavior from those whom he or she supervises?  What can and should you do if there is a bully in your midst?

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